Today's News

  • State track meet schedule

    The Class AA state track meet begins at 1 p.m. on May 26 at Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park at the University of Louisville.

    Events of interest for Washington County fans are as follows:

    1 p.m. - Boys’ high jump (Qwan Turner)
    2:45 p.m - Boys’ long jump (Qwan Turner)
    4:45 p.m. - Girls’ 4x200 meter relay (Shay Yocum, Alex Yantis, Moriah Hourigan, Gabbie Cheser)

  • Leaping to state

    The Washington County High School track team continued its string of success on Thursday night, sending five athletes to the state meet to participate in four events.

    The girls’ 4x100 meter relay team (Shay Yocum, Alex Yantis, Moriah Hourigan, Gabbie Cheser) nabbed second place in the regional event, which automatically qualified it for state.
    The girls’ 4x200 meter relay team (Yocum, Yantis, Hourigan, Cheser) qualified for the state meet as well, earning third place at region.

  • Suspected EHM outbreak reported

    We received this information from the Kentucky Horse Council Inc., and we thought we needed to share it with you all. The following information is from the Kentucky Office of the State Veterinarian, Robert Stout, DVM. 

  • Tips to grow sweet corn successfully

    Sweet corn is a favorite among home vegetable gardeners.  Improved hybrid cultivars are easy to grow.  They yield well, taste sweeter, and store longer than old time cultivars.  Sweet corn is best adapted to larger gardens since only one or two ears are produced per plant and several rows are recommended to ensure adequate pollination.  However, even small plantings can be successful if planted in blocks rather than rows.

  • BIRTH: Cox: It's a girl!

    Bo and Julie Cox of Versailles announce the birth of their daughter at 10:49 a.m. May 11, 2011 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
    Mallory Thomas Cox weighed 9 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Lynette Settles of Springfield, and the late Jeff Settles.
    Paternal grandparents are Tom and Gail Cox of Winter Park, Fla.
    Great-grandparents are Ethel Mae Russell of Springfield and Norma Settles of Mackville.

  • BIRTH: Wilson: It's a boy!

    Stacy and Bryan Wilson of Raywick announce the birth of their son at 1:43 a.m. on April 17, 2011 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    David Bryce Wilson weighed 9 pounds, 6.5 ounces and was 21.5 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Jane Mattingly of Lebanon, and the late Lloyd David Mattingly.
    Paternal grandparents are Barry and Judy Wilson of Campbellsville.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Sisk-Cambron

    Dawn and Jeff Sisk of Hopkinsville, Ky., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Holly Sisk, to Jason Cambron, son of Vivian and Ronnie Cambron of Springfield.
    Sisk is a 2004 graduate of University Heights Academy and a 2011 graduate of the University of Kentucky.
    Cambron is a 2002 graduate of Washington County High School and a graduate of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. He is employed at Toyotomi in Springfield.

  • Woman killed in wreck at new bypass intersection


    Less than 24 hours after the opening of the new US 150 Bypass, an accident at the intersection of the new road claimed a life.
    Mallie E. Freeman, 85, of Leitchfield, Ky., died as a result of a two-vehicle accident. Freeman was a passenger in a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Linda F. Nugent, her daughter, also of Leitchfield.

  • New US 150 bypass opens

    Almost two years to the day after the new Springfield Northwest Bypass was officially let for bidding and examination by potential contractors, the road was opened with a small ceremony Monday morning.
    The new road took 210 working days to complete, and came at a cost of $12,375,230.76. It covers a stretch of 3.48 miles and connects the existing US 150 near St. Catharine College to KY 555 on the east end of Springfield.

  • Man faces 244 counts of sexual abuse of a child